Clinically extremely vulnerable students

If you are a student who is clinically extremely vulnerable, UCL may be able to provide you with support to study.

Students who are clinically extremely vulnerable should ensure that they have read and are following the Public Health Guidance to take steps to keep themselves safe and well.

It is also recommended that you speak to your GP or medical treatment team to advise them that you will be starting or returning to university and discuss how this may impact your health.

Accessing support from UCL

Student Support and Wellbeing

UCL is committed to providing you with a safe and welcoming environment in which to learn. You should contact Student Support and Wellbeing's Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team who can discuss your support needs and identify any reasonable adjustments you will need and create a Summary of Reasonable Adjustments which will be shared with your department. Students will also need to provide medical evidence.

Find out more about support available from the Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team.

Contact Student Support and Wellbeing

Get in touch with us and book a same-day appointment by completing an appointment request form on askUCL, or call us on +44 (0)20 7679 0100.

Find out more about the Student Support and Wellbeing's Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team.


If you are living in UCL halls of residence, you should let your accommodation team know that you are clinically extremely vulnerable. If you need any support whilst in UCL accommodation, please contact your Student Residence Adviser team.

Sunflower lanyard scheme – support for students with an invisible disability

The invisible disabilities sunflower lanyard scheme first launched in 2016 as an initiative to discreetly indicate that the wearer has an invisible disability and may require additional support or assistance. The scheme has been adopted at UCL in order to support our staff and students with invisible disabilities.

Read more about the invisible disabilities sunflower lanyard scheme and how to collect a lanyard.

Other support

UCL also has a wider comprehensive offer of support for your emotional and mental wellbeing needs.

  • Student Psychological and Counselling Services, also part of Student Support and Wellbeing, provide students with a range of counselling and therapeutic interventions.
  • Care First is our partnership provider of online and telephone counselling support.
  • SilverCloud is an online platform that offers wellbeing support through online interactive programmes.
  • Student Space is an online space providing support and information for students affected by coronavirus.